Members of the Rockne Athletics Fund are Notre Dame fans, family, and alumni, who help provide the best academic and athletic opportunities for Notre Dame student-athletes. Membership in the Cornerstone Society is renewable annually. Members of the Order of St. Thomas More champion the education of compassionate and extraordinary Notre Dame lawyers who view the law as a powerful force for good in the world. For personal assistance with Duke matters or information about gift clubs, please contact: Carolyn Miller, Assistant Director of Stewardship. Giving Societies Centennial Circle The Centennial Circle recognizes individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations whose cumulative giving to the University of Memphis totals $25,000 or more, including annual gifts, gifts to endowments, capital projects, and planned gifts. Both the Charles Custis Harrison Society and the Benjamin Franklin Society have their benefits and unique characteristics. Membership is based on unrestricted gifts made or facilitated by an individual and their spouse. The Bessie Baker Society honors the generosity of individuals who have made an annual fund gift of $1,000 or more ($500 for recent nursing school graduates) to the Duke University School of Nursing. Each of these designations represents a collection of donors who generously give to benefit others, and the effect is evident across the entire university system. Giving Society members join Notre Dame in being a force for good in a world deeply in need. This past year, we are proud to say that there were more than 30,000 members of the Cornerstone Society. Corporate matching gifts count toward membership if received or verified within the same fiscal year the gift was made. These critical funds enabled the University to not only meet pressing needs in the classroom and across campus, but additionally to innovate and create new academic opportunities that are essential for Duke to continue to excel! Recent Graduate Member (1-4 years since graduation). Giving Societies. At The University of Pennsylvania, there are many giving societies that donors can choose to be a part of. We are excited about this rare opportunity available through December 31! Randy Garcia, Senior Assistant Director of Leadership Giving. ... receive regular communication from the university's president and have the opportunity to participate in special university-wide events. For questions, please contact Carolyn Miller at or 919-684-0773. Notre Dame's seven giving societies distinctly focus on priorities that make the Notre Dame experience not only great but exceptional. For individuals who have not reached 5 consecutive years of giving to the Duke Annual Fund, this opportunity also allows them to receive an extra year of recognition credit, bringing them closer to membership in the Cornerstone Society. The Duke Annual Fund Leadership Giving Societies recognize all donors to the Duke Annual Fund. Any donor who supports the Duke Annual Fund by December 31, 2020, will receive recognition credit for this fiscal year AND last! The President's Circle is an exclusive group of leaders within the Notre Dame family who play an instrumental role in affording the University the flexibility to address its most critical needs. 1100 Grace Hall Members of the Jesse Harper Council work side-by-side with Notre Dame Athletics to provide Notre Dame student-athletes with the most distinctive experience in the country. Cornerstone Society members are also acknowledged in respective donor honor rolls, and are invited to various events throughout the year. Donors who have supported the Annual Fund at any amount for five or more consecutive years are recognized as members. The Annual Giving Societies recognize committed alumni, families and friends of The University of Tampa who contribute financially on an annual basis to any area of the University. Giving societies. We are delighted to offer an incentive opportunity for all Annual Fund donors who missed giving in fiscal year 2020 (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020) because of the pandemic and unrest across the country. Last year, gifts from leadership gift society members represented more than 85% of the Annual Fund’s cash total. We’re more than a campus in Durham; we are each of you. Read more to find out what makes each society unique. Phone (574) 631-7164 In addition, particular schools and units distinguish donors at various giving levels within the respective school or unit. Follow the links below to each school or unit's website for further information about these giving societies and the benefits of membership. Members of the Sorin Society join in the vision of Notre Dame's founder, Father Sorin, by empowering students with the resources they need to become forces for good in the world. Membership is renewable annually, and Duke's fiscal year is from July 1 through June 30. Fax (574) 631-9665 Heather Bennett, Director of Development, Duke Parents Program, President’s Society members who give $10,000 or more are offered a book/e-book of their choice from a selection of Duke titles, Young Alumni Leadership donors may choose to receive an e-book from a Duke author (selection will change each year), Map and Directions to Duke University Office of University Development, For LGBTQ Donors and Other Unmarried Couples, Duke University's Endowment and The Duke Endowment, Senior Giving Challenge Celebrating Mentors, General information about making a gift to Duke, Thomas F. Keller Leadership Donor Society. Gifts from members of the Cornerstone Society represented 65% of the overall total of Annual Fund donors. Our fiscal year is from July 1 through June 30. programs you care about continue. The Cavanaugh Council, Notre Dame's most exclusive giving society, advances Notre Dame’s distinct mission and connects members with University leadership. Matt Cloues, Director of Alumni & Leadership Giving. In 1899, Simmons University (then Simmons College) was founded with a bequest from John Simmons. Give now to double your recognition credit! That represents a significant proportion of our alumni — and the potential to make a big difference as volunteers and donors. Notre Dame's Giving Societies uniquely recognize members of the Notre Dame family who generously advance the University's mission through annual gifts. Giving societies reflect what makes OSU and its supporters truly special. Leadership Giving Societies. Our fiscal year ends on June 30 – please make your gift today. This means that fiscal year 2019 members of the Cornerstone Society (our gift club recognizing Annual Fund donors who have given 5 or more consecutive years or every year since their undergraduate graduation), who give by December 31 will continue to build their consecutive years of giving and maintain their membership in the Cornerstone Society. Member (within five years of graduation; first degree only). Notre Dame's Giving Societies uniquely recognize members of the Notre Dame family who generously advance the University's mission through annual gifts. In order to highlight and recognize the Annual Fund’s most loyal donors, we have the Cornerstone Society. The Athletics Director’s Circle is one of two premier Rockne Athletics Fund membership levels where members help shape a distinct experience for Notre Dame student-athletes. These priorities include providing financial aid for undergraduate and graduate students in need, enhancing the Notre Dame student experience, and funding visionary opportunities and priorities. Help ensure that the Duke education, research and 1899 Society A Simmons Tradition. Members of the Badin Guild help ensure that Notre Dame will continue to be a force for good in the world for generations to come through planned gifts. Donor may opt in to receive special edition 12-month wall calendar, Recognition in appropriate honor rolls (please note that the criteria for inclusion in a particular honor roll varies by school and unit; not all schools and units produce donor honor rolls). For more information about the program, please visit. Anthony Wayne Society. By joining a giving society, you'll qualify for the Notre Dame Football Ticket Lottery and become eligible to purchase tickets to watch the Irish play in Notre Dame Stadium before they go on sale to the general public. Recent Graduate Member (5-9 years since graduation), $500 - $999 for Trinity, Pratt undergraduates 5-9 years out, $250 - $999 for Trinity, Pratt undergraduates 1-4 years out, $100+ for current Trinity, Pratt undergraduate students, President’s Society members who give under $100,000 will receive a five percent discount to the Duke Executive Health Program, and those who give above $100,000 will receive a 10 percent discount.